Just finished Firefly on Netflix again. Still the best show ever put on the air. Period. (do I need to say “period” after I end the sentence with a period?) Be sure to check out Mr. Boucher’s post about the effort to get the show back on the air.
I also finally got the chance to catch up on No Ordinary Family recently. Ya know, The Cape failed to impress me but I’m a sucker for superhero crap. I’ve had No Ordinary Family on my DVR for a while now and it’s certainly an on-again/off-again affair. But as a whole, I do enjoy the series. Sure, there’s a fair amount of cheese, but the characters often react like I’d expect them to. I wouldn’t say I’m a “fan” yet, but I’m getting there. I see the potential and I hope it does better than the massive letdown that was Heroes. Comics/superheroes have an important place in our culture and I’m excited to see a mini-revival on primetime TV.
I downloaded a Magic: The Gathering game over steam while I was at a LAN party this past weekend. Yeah, I was one of those geeks during the first wave of Magic to buy cards and compete in local tournaments. Though newer TCG’s (trading card games) are far better than Magic, somehow Magic has endured. Well, this game (Duel of the Planeswalkers, I think) appealed to me because it had a cooperative mode! However, the co-op mode was local only (required me to plug-in a gamepad – what the shit is that?). So, we’ll see how long I play it alone… likely not much.
On the topic of computer TCG’s, I wish Freerealms continued to develop their card game. And made it a browser game. Sadly, that great TCG hasn’t been updated in over a year but it’s the best one I’ve ever played. I logged in yesterday to see if they’ve made any improvements/added card sets. Nope, it’s stale. So sad.
I’m fiddling around with another Computer TCG called Elements the Game. My reactions went something like this:
This is just like Magic… it sux.
… wait, there might be something here!
I cannot say how long I’ll be playing, but I like the speed and depth of strategy in the game. To make it more fun for me, I will avoid the forums.
Of course, I’m also still playing Dominions 3 with my crew.
Have you voted on yer favorite yet?
What? You haven’t read them yet? Here, I’ll even make it easy for you:
Oh, and because I missed a “travel” post yesterday, here’s me & the colonel for your viewing pleasure: